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Questions relating to the migration of the existing site

1) Oxford University Press has migrated the British Academy. What are the main changes?

2) Why have they changed?

3) What is a Partner Press?

4) Do I have access to everything in the UPSO Family? How will I know if I don’t have access?

5) Has anything been removed?

6) Will my bookmarks change?

7) How can I get a quick overview of the new features?

8) Will my subscription/access change as a result of the migration?

9) How has the migration changed usage reporting?

10) Can I see usage statistics for my library/institution?

11) How often are COUNTER statistics made available?

1) Oxford University Press has migrated the website British Academy Scholarship Online. What were the main changes?

British Academy Scholarship Online has been integrated into the UPSO site family of Parter Presses. The slight change in site display and enhanced search functionalities will enable users to search for related content across the UPSO site family. There are also clearer filters to enable you to find the information you need with speed and efficiency as well as fuller and clearer links through to other Partner Press content to continue your research journeys. Please take our tour for a quick overview

2) Why have they changed?

British Academy Scholarship Online has changed in order to expose the richness of British Academy content to a wider audience via the UPSO site family portal. Oxford’s commitment to the dissemination of scholarship with new functionality, reflects the evolution of user requirements in a rapidly-shifting digital environment. Intuitive search, browse, and filtering functionality combined with the enhanced Oxford Index provides subscribers with quick and easy linking across high quality content and all UPSO products.

3) What is the UPSO Product Family?

Oxford University Press has decided to group their Academic products within the same subject area or discipline under a Product Family. This means that a site can contain multiple sub-sites, which supports easy cross-searching and offers subscribers a variety of options for purchase.

Product Family: UPSO

Products within the Product Family: Partner Presses including British Academy Scholarship Online

4) Do I have access to everything in the UPSO Product Family? How will I know if I don’t have access?

Your access to the British Academy content will remain the same.

 Even though you may not have a subscription to all of the products in the UPSO Product Family, you can search across all of the different Partner Press products.

This means that you can see results from content you are not subscribed to, as well as content that you can access.

 ‘Protected’ results are indicated by a padlock icon or, in some cases, a line of text indicating that there are more results from a particular product.

 You can filter search results to view items with full-text access or filter to view the content that you don’t have access to.

 If you want to access content that you do not have a subscription for, we suggest that you complete a Recommend to your librarian form.

5) Has anything been removed?

The new look and feel is slightly different to the previous site but you are able to carry out all the searching and browsing functions that were previously available. Content from the previous version of the site has been retained in the migration and new content is being added to the sites on a rolling basis to ensure that the site is as up to date as possible.

6) Will my bookmarks change?

If you have previously bookmarked the product’s URL, it will still be valid.

If you bookmarked within a document, at section or chapter level, the bookmark will point to the home page in the new site.

The URL you previously used to access your subscription will automatically re-direct to its new URL on the new platform.

7) How can I get a quick overview of the new features?

Please take our tour for a quick overview.

8) Will my subscription/access change as a result of the migration?

No; you will have full text access to the same product(s) that you had access to previously.

9) How has the migration changed usage reporting?

We will continue to provide usage statistics in the COUNTER 4 standard following the migration of the site to the UPSO platform. Searches across the full platform will now be attributed to UPSO in PR1 reports, but searches and section requests within the British Academy Scholarship Online site will continue to be attributed to the British Academy site PR1 and BR2 reports respectively. For more information please visit the FAQ page.

10) Can I see usage statistics for my library/institution?

Yes, COUNTER-compliant usage statistics are available to account administrators. To see your institution's usage statistics, follow the appropriate link in our Subscriber Services area (you'll need to use your administrator user name and password).

11) How often are COUNTER statistics made available?

COUNTER reports will continue to be released on a monthly cycle.